Ceramic and Traditional Handicrafts Centre
1 Al-Imam St, behind Amr bin Al-Aas Mosque, Al-Fustat, Old Cairo, Tel 02 2364 3103
Every Saturday, Monday and Wednesday, 10am-4pm: The handicrafts courses of Jameel House of Traditional Arts Cairo, in cooperation with the Prince Charles’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts.
Weekly from Sunday to Wednesday, 10am-4pm: The fourth edition of the presidential initiative Egypt’s Artisans.
105, Abu Bakr El-Seddiq St, Heliopolis, Misr Algedida, Tel 02 2690 8184/85/ 0122 6000168
Thurs 8, 7pm: Signing ceremony and discussion of Abortion Tales book for the feminist writer Ghadeer Ahmed. The seminar is moderated by Dina Makram Ebeid, Professor of Sociology at the American University in Cairo. The book deals with real stories of women who had induced abortions, and includes a medical framework, legal and forensic scrutiny, and a political analysis of abortion in the context of the feminist movement in Egypt historically and until the present day. The book also presents an in-depth theoretical rooting for the phenomenon of induced abortion, and discusses the challenge it poses to the patriarchal system, the heterosexual family system, and the reproductive and productive roles imposed on and expected of women.
Ahmed's writing is distinguished by combining academic research and literary writing of women's testimonies about abortion experiences in Egypt, which makes the book an important read for anyone interested in feminist, health and political issues in Egypt and the Arab world.
Port Said St, Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Under the title “Inheritance of the Ancestors”, Bibliotheca Alexandrina offers, through its Museum of Manuscripts of the Cultural Communication Sector, a series of free lectures and workshops for children and school students aging from 10 to 14 years old. This is during the summer vacation from the 21 June to 30 August, at 10am. The lectures aim to introduce UNESCO, its objectives and role in preserving heritage and the number of sites registered in UNESCO. In addition to introducing the child and youth to the meaning of heritage and its types of tangible and intangible heritage, natural and cultural heritage such as temples, archaeological sites, popular proverbs, folk dance, and natural areas. It will also display the heritage of the Arabs which we still use in our daily life such as coffee, public baths, fountains, textiles, shoes, and chess.
Please note that reservations are on a first-come-first-served basis through the website, and reservation will be confirmed by contacting the participants
* A version of this article appears in print in the 8 June, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly